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Topic # 97540 16-Feb-2012 12:35 Send private message

Thought I'd follow on from this thread: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=97527

Anyone got tips on installing antennas on tiled roofs? I.E. the ceramic / terracotta type etc.
Tips on concrete, brick entry too.
Tools to use, methods, mounting gear. 

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  Reply # 582317 16-Feb-2012 12:46 Send private message

UHF or Satellite Dish?
I wouldn't even try.
I'd use a jpole on the wooden bargeboard for UHF and I think there's also bargeboard mounts for satellite.
Otherwise masonry drill bits and dynabolts? And silicone sealer.

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  Reply # 582324 16-Feb-2012 12:58 Send private message

B1GGLZ: UHF or Satellite Dish?
I wouldn't even try.
I'd use a jpole on the wooden bargeboard for UHF and I think there's also bargeboard mounts for satellite.


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Does the location have a chimney?
Could mount to house wall too perhaps? I've seen that done a few times.    

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  Reply # 582337 16-Feb-2012 13:16

Neighbour at Foxton Beach (single story low pitch) has just had a Sky dish installed and the mount was a galvanised bracket that mounted under the eaves. He said that the installer told him they weren't allowed to go onto the roof any longer.

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  Reply # 582353 16-Feb-2012 13:40 Send private message

Bung: Neighbour at Foxton Beach (single story low pitch) has just had a Sky dish installed and the mount was a galvanised bracket that mounted under the eaves. He said that the installer told him they weren't allowed to go onto the roof any longer.


New rules are Prob, a result of this case

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2790528/Sky-prosecuted-after-installer-falls-off-roof


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  Reply # 582357 16-Feb-2012 13:46 Send private message

+1 for the "find somewhere else" brigade. I wouldn't even attempt to go through a tile roof. As suggested the side of a chimney, or get a "J" pole to mount from the soffit. If your house has a gable end then that could be a possibility.




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  Reply # 582364 16-Feb-2012 13:53 Send private message

Anyone know what the outcome of that case as mentioned above was, I do remember it at the time and it occured after weeks of rain so the pressure was on for installers to get on roofs even if their better judgement said otherwise.

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  Reply # 582382 16-Feb-2012 14:28 Send private message

Starting to do a few more rural broadband / freeview installs, so is only a matter of time (have one potential install of this nature already) that I am going to hit one of these; so thus the question.
Agree with the avoid if possible so thanks for tips so far. Still keen to hear feedback on anyone who has actually done this type though. There are plenty of roofs around of this type where you see aerials installed upon the tiles.





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  Reply # 582390 16-Feb-2012 14:47

cyril7: Anyone know what the outcome of that case as mentioned above was, I do remember it at the time and it occured after weeks of rain so the pressure was on for installers to get on roofs even if their better judgement said otherwise.

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  Reply # 582797 17-Feb-2012 14:05 Send private message

Drill a large hole in the tile 20-25mm or so. Piece of galv pipe in the hole to above the tile and a long tek screw thru the bracket pulling it onto the top of the pipe. Inside and out of the pipe filled with silicone. Thats how I have seen them done. I think the pipes were cut up tv antenna poles. no idea on effectiveness as it was on a friends place that we were pulling it off for a reroof




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  Reply # 582883 17-Feb-2012 16:12 Send private message

Just drill an 8mm hole in the tiles using a masonry bit, make sure there is going to be some timber under the hole, then just fill the holes with silicone and Tek screw the mount down, done it many times, also you can use a gutter mount designed for the job




 

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  Reply # 582890 17-Feb-2012 16:22 Send private message

Have you thought about talking to a roofer?

They know what can and can not (perhaps should and should not) be done to roof tiles.

I would be very careful about putting any holes in a roof tile what with all of the emphasis on leaky homes.




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  Reply # 583017 17-Feb-2012 23:03

Hills have some instructions that stress that the load is taken by their rafter bracket rather than a tile.
http://www.hillssignalmaster.co.nz/common/HillsAntenna/files/RB31052%20Iss2%20(XHD%20Tile).pdf

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  Reply # 583356 19-Feb-2012 10:17 Send private message

This should do the trick ;-)

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/319807

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